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Month: July 2009

News, Reviews and An Interview

News, Reviews and An Interview

There’s a bit of everything to report for the end of this week, beginning with Holly Kennedy (The Silver Compass, The Penny Tree and The Tin Box), offering some writing inspiration (or maybe just a break away from it all) to fellow authors. Where? Hawaii! For details, please visit Holly’s blog and read Hawaii bound for writing inspiration. Now those are authors who will be going far beyond their pages! Mia King has received this first “official review for Table…

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In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Eve Brown-Waite, debut author of First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How A Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and A Third World Adventure Changed My Life was recently interviewed at The Diva Toolbox. And you can listen to the interview here. You can also find her helpful, tongue-in-cheek article, Travel Tips for Women, which advises what every woman should pack when traveling to the Third World! Now although Jenny Gardiner (author of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver spent yesterday…

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New Novels, Book Clubs, and Contests

New Novels, Book Clubs, and Contests

Debut novelist Lynne Griffin (Life Without Summer) is thrilled to announce that her next novel, SEA ESCAPE, will be published next summer by Simon & Schuster. Lynne claims that SEA ESCAPE, about a mother trapped in a silent world following a stroke, and her daughter, who becomes desperate to unravel their tangled family history before it’s too late, is a novel she was born to write. Also this author is visiting book clubs and loving it! Please email her to…

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A Summer ’08 Debut TBR Now

A Summer ’08 Debut TBR Now

Have you chosen your picks from the “must read” Summer ’09 books yet? As the lazy, hazy days of July stretch ahead into the next three or four weeks, now is the time to fall into a good book…perhaps a few you may have overlooked last year. As a matter of fact, last July Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman debuted amidst a flurry of already established writers’ second or third novels. And, though you may have missed it, critics did…

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Well Beyond Hemingway’s Pages

Well Beyond Hemingway’s Pages

Since we’re about to celebrate America’s birthday, why not raise a toast with one of the country’s most famous author’s drink? Katie Workman did the research and writing in The Drink Hemingway Made Famous published on June 24, 2009, in The Daily Beast and here’s the beginning of her article: “Exactly a century ago, an obscure Cuban cocktail named the daiquiri emigrated to America. While Papa loved the Havana version, Nigella Lawson and others remix the classic for a new…

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Mia King Preps for Table Manners

Mia King Preps for Table Manners

Did you know that author/friend Mia King and her debut novel, Good Things, hold the distinction of being my very first book presentation? Now two and a half years later, there’s only one month and three days left until her third novel (and sequel to Good Things), Table Manners is released on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. A highly anticipated novel, the book club rights for Table Manners have already been sold to Doubleday, Literary Guild, Rhapsody, and Book of the…

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